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Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Hello everyone,
I have been absent for the longest time since starting with Sparkpeople. Work and illness has taken over my life in the last 2 months.

I had 2 issues at work , the first being that the Community Health Department I work for was in the process of going to records on line, so that consisted of training both out of clinic and in the clinic. We will be moving to "central Booking" in the near future so needed to get all my forward bookings in the diary onto the computer diary. So a major change in thinking as we are now typing into the records online! It is brilliant as these records now will be available to the school nurses as the baby gets older and moves into the school system. More continuity of care. Also less duplication.

The 2nd thing at work was going through an assessment for our Competencies.
As we are now registered nationally we have to pass competencies that we don't necessarily do on a day to day basis. So lots of study and reading policies as well as running a VERY busy clinic! emoticon

The good news is that I passed the competencies last week. And all the forward bookings are in the computer diary! And am becoming quite comfortable using the new data entry program. Who would have thought that as a nurse I would be sitting at a computer typing as a major part of my job!........Lola

emoticon So 2 major stressors in my life are now dealt with !!

The illness was a cold that did not get better for ages and developed into a gastroenteritis 2 weeks later. This took nearly a month to get over and 2 lots of sick leave from work.

I am now starting to feel that I can get back to Sparking, I need to for the sake of my health and wellbeing. I have gained 8kkg since Christmas . Hit 70kg last week. Here was me wanting to be 60kg at 60 years of age! Well I am 60 on the 23rd of August this year so I have a feeling that this may not be possible. emoticon Hard to believe I was down to 60.2 kg last year.

But as the saying in Sparkpeople goes 2 steps forward and 1 step back. emoticon

It is the beginning of a new month and I will get back to the 10min Sparkpeople Exercise Videos .

I apologise for not being here supporting you in the last few months but am hoping to get back to Sparking more and being a better Sparkfriend.

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GONNA_BREAKAWAY 7/16/2013 1:14PM

  Congrats on pushing forward - in regaining your health, getting up-to-date at work, and now, refocusing on your weight loss goals.

Happy 60th birthday! I know it is early but you deserve to hear it 60 x 60 times up until and including the day!

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RORYLYONS 7/4/2013 5:24AM

    Happy that your health is better & your back on board with your emoticon emoticon

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WENDYSPARKS 7/3/2013 9:21AM

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GOANNA2 7/3/2013 9:17AM

    Glad to hear that you are feeling better. That sounds
like such a good system at work and I can understand
the work that went into it. It's good to have that over with.
Look after yourself so that you don't get sick again and
good luck with lsoing your weight. You can do this. Just
look forward and start now. emoticon emoticon
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RAINBOWFALLS 7/3/2013 7:14AM

    I'm glad to hear that things are looking up for you with your work - passing the tests has to take a lot of stress off. The articles do say stress can add weight. Best of luck to you!

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_LINDA 7/3/2013 2:23AM

    Sorry to hear you have been ill :(( Glad the major work stressor is finally relieved! So happy to have you back on board!!
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IUHRYTR 7/2/2013 6:43PM

    emoticon back. May you have greater success this round than before. emoticon -- Lou

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APED7969 7/2/2013 5:38PM

    Good to see you back and glad to hear you're feeling better!

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SUSIEPH1 7/2/2013 4:17PM

    Great to see you back Libby .. Sorry you have been so ill ..
Congratulations on passing Competencies. . Thinking of you ..
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KAILYNSTAR 7/2/2013 2:12PM

    I so know about missing Spark. I'm glad you're feeling better and work may be getting easier...or not.

Back to work with the workouts.
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KANSASROSE67 7/2/2013 1:42PM

    Glad to see you back! Great job with handling all the new stuff at work.

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BOVEY63 7/2/2013 1:24PM

    Happy to see you back and congrats on passing the competencies!
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Also glad to hear you are feeling better!
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TEMPEST272002 7/2/2013 1:17PM

    So glad you're back! I totally understand about life and demanding work taking over... and the resulting weight gain. Still, we're here and working towards our goal. It doesn't really matter what the scale says when you're 60. What is important is that you take a mindful approach to creating a healthy life.

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CATLADY52 7/2/2013 11:54AM

    So glad you came back. And emoticon on passing your tests and going online. Either one of those might have some people yelling for mercy, but both? Not you! And having the gastroenteritis must have been the absolute bummer. Take care of yourself. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CATLADY52 7/2/2013 11:54AM

    So glad you came back. And emoticon on passing your tests and going online. Either one of those might have some people yelling for mercy, but both? Not you! And having the gastroenteritis must have been the absolute bummer. Take care of yourself. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WENDYJM4 7/2/2013 9:25AM

    I have missed you emoticon

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CODEMAULER 7/2/2013 9:07AM

    It's always great to see you out here - I've missed you!

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